Amber Rudd

These Conservative party factions are fighting to take control of May's Brexit plans

LONDON - The EU referendum result and Theresa May's struggles to agree a strategy for honouring it, has left the Conservative party in its most fractious state for decades.<p>In recent weeks May has suffered a series of resignations from her frontbench, growing numbers of backbench rebellions in the …

Great Britain

Jeremy Corbyn vows to reverse Tory move that stripped £149m from low-paid agricultural workers

Jeremy Corbyn will vow to reverse a Conservative move that stripped £149m from the wages of low-paid agricultural workers.<p>A Labour government will …

Great Britain

U.K. Town Refuses To Advertise Rally For Billy Graham's Trump-Supporting Son

American evangelist Franklin Graham is continuing to provoke controversy with his plans to preach in the U.K.<p>Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is buckling in against heated criticism of his upcoming U.K. rally after a local bus company pulled advertisements for the controversial event.<p>Graham, a …

Billy Graham

Windrush Scandal Compensation For Victims Could Be Capped

The Home Office said this would help avoid 'excessively high payments'.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Jamaican immigrants welcomed by RAF officials from the …

Compensation

John McDonnell launches anti-austerity tour of 'neglected' UK towns and cities

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has today launched a nationwide tour aimed at shining a light on the impact of Tory austerity on the UK's cities, …

Business (UK)

Revealed: Tory donors who paid £7m to socialise with May

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s business partner, a string of Brexit backers and the wife of a former senior minister to Vladimir Putin are among the Conservative donors who have paid more than £7m to socialise with Theresa May since the general election.<p>Eighty-one party benefactors have paid a total of £7.4m to …

Great Britain

Warnings of 'public health emergency' as violent crime surges

Police have recorded another surge in violent offences including murder, manslaughter and stabbings as the number of police officers and detection rate plunged to a record low.<p>In an alarming day for crime and policing, a rush of statistics prompted warnings of a “public health emergency”, an …

Crime

Theresa May hands top Brexit official bonus of almost £20,000 for “good performance” despite EU deadlock

Theresa May handed her top Brexit official a bonus of almost £20,000 for “good performance” despite months of deadlock with the EU.<p>Olly Robbins …

Great Britain

Leader of banned neo-Nazi terror group, National Action, jailed for eight years

The leader of a banned Neo Nazi terror group has been jailed for eight years today.<p>Christopher Lythgoe, 32, was in charge of the white supremacist organisation, National Action, which was outlawed in December 2016 after endorsing the murder of Labour MP, Jo Cox.<p>Lythgoe was accused of granting …

Rights & Freedoms

Brexit will trigger rise in hate crimes, warns police watchdog

The police watchdog has warned of a “real possibility” that Britain’s exit from the European Union next year will trigger a spike in hate crimes, as a victims’ group warned of a return to a climate of hostility such as that seen in the 1990s.<p>The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of …

Race & Ethnicity

Brexit referendum must be 're-run' after Vote Leave fined for spending breaches, say MPs

The EU referendum must be "re-run" after the official Brexit campaign was found to have breached electoral spending laws by the official watchdog, …

Brexit

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum | Financial Times

Downing Street has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit under “any circumstances,” in a blow to those pushing for Britain to remain in the …

Great Britain

Every Tory MP that has resigned so far over Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit plan

As Theresa May battles to keep Brexit and her premiership on track, she has been hit by a wave of resignations.<p>Beginning with Brexit Secretary David …

Great Britain

Theresa May's leadership under threat as Tory MPs mount fresh Brexit rebellions

LONDON — Theresa May is braced for a major rebellion on two fronts in the Commons this evening as Eurosceptics and Remainers in her own party threaten to kill off her Brexit plans.<p>MPs are set to vote on several amendments to the customs bill — a crucial piece of Brexit legislation — which have been …

Great Britain

May survives Tory Brexit rebellion with narrow Commons victory - as it happened

<b>Angela Rayner,</b> the shadow education secretary, says the government’s decision to propose sending MPs off on their summer recess early (see 8.48pm) is a sign that the government is “weak and frightened”.<p>Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner)Absolutely pathetic from the Tories, they want to shut down the …

Amber Rudd

Who is Justine Greening?

FORMER Cabinet big-hitter Justine Greening has caused a headache for Theresa May by calling for a second EU referendum.<p>Here's all you need to know …

Great Britain

Fintan O’Toole: Brexit White Paper puts UK on road to nowhere

When Britain joined the EU it realised the stakes. Now it is mired in petty politicking

Great Britain

Brexit Bulletin: Show of Strength

<i>Today in Brexit: Pro-Brexit hardliners are planning a show of strength this week in a bid to force Theresa May to change direction.</i><p>Prime Minister …

Great Britain

Amber Rudd quit after being let down by senior Home Office officials , internal Whitehall report finds

Amber Rudd quit as Home secretary after she was let down her most senior civil servants at the Home Office who failed to tell her about targets to remove illegal migrants, an internal Whitehall inquiry has found.<p>Hugh Ind, the former director general for immigration enforcement and Patsy Wilkinson, …

Immigration Enforcement

Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

There has been a 46% increase in the number of the global super-rich prepared to invest £2m for the privilege of living and working in the UK despite Theresa May’s ordering a crackdown on a wealthy visa scheme to root out “illicit and corrupt” money flowing into the UK.<p>More than 400 very wealthy …

UK News

Front Bench: Theresa May has enemies on all side, but there is no majority for an alternative

Front Bench

Great Britain

Why the kid gloves for Trump, when it’s gloves off for the EU? | Nesrine Malik

An ​exercise in regaining sovereignty has ended up with ​​Brexiters cowed before an incompetent president<p>If leaving the EU was meant to be an exercise in self-belief, pride and patriotism, Donald Trump’s visit seems to have led some members of the political class to temporarily mislay these noble …

Opinion (UK)

Caribbean woman whose Windrush father served in Royal Air Force facing deportation from UK

The proposed deportation of a former NHS nurse whose Windrush generation father served in the Royal Air Force is being cited by politicians and …

Immigration

'They have no idea how much danger I'm in'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Passing by the red brick houses of Stoke-on-Trent, Majhor Abdullah Hagi heads to his English-language class. The quaint English city, known for its pottery and landscape gardens, is a far cry from the genocide he escaped four years ago. But on Tuesday, a UK court ruling could catapult him …

Yazidis

John McDonnell unveils major revival plan for local communities under Labour government ahead of Hastings visit

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell today unveils a radical new plan to put power in the hands of local people.<p>Starting next week, Mr McDonnell and …

Great Britain

Walking on water or lost at sea? Hastings split over its people’s pier

The seaside town of Hastings, which gave its name to one of the most famous battles in British history, is up in arms once again.<p>This time it is not the marauding French upsetting everyone but the fate of the town’s pier, whose future has pitted residents against a flamboyant Indian-born …

California

This Week Has Seen Policing Stretched To Its Limit - Time To Admit Cuts Have Cost Us Dear

The unprecedented mobilisation of officers this week ahead of the Trump visit, the World Cup and demonstrations by far-right extremists will not be …

Mental Health

'Hostile environment' checks paused after Windrush scandal

<b>Labour has called for a total review of the government's so-called "hostile environment" policy after ministers said part of it had been paused.</b><p>Data-sharing aimed at identifying illegal migrants has been suspended for three months so people from the Windrush generation were not "erroneously …

Great Britain

Commons Confidential: SAS reservist David Davis vows not to “kill” Theresa May

Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.<p><b>The Tale of Two Resignations</b>, after David Davis’s departure shamed Alexander Boris de Piffle Johnson into …

Great Britain

Bus adverts for anti-gay US preacher Franklin Graham’s visit pulled after outcry

Bus adverts for an incendiary American preacher’s visit have been pulled by transport chiefs in Blackpool after public outcry.<p>‘Gay rights … The …

Blackpool